Fire services respond to house fire at Selkirk

About 40 firefighters were involved in battling the fire
About 40 firefighters were involved in battling the fire

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service was called to a house fire in Selkirk this morning.

Two fire engines were dispatched to the property at Deer Park at around 8.35am.

A spokesman said: “Two appliances were immediately mobilised to the scene and upon arrival they discovered a fire within the premises.

“Crews wearing protective breathing apparatus entered the building and extinguished the flames with the aid of a high powered hose.

“No casualties were reported and crews remain at the scene as they ventilate the property and check for hotspots.”